Former Hindu kingdom, southern India, south of the Krishna River. Founded in 1336, it became the greatest empire of southern India and for more than two centuries served as a barrier against Muslim raiders from the north. It was an important centre of Hindu culture and Dravidian art. Its downfall began with the defeat at Talikota (1565) by a confederacy of Deccan Muslim sultans; the empire dissolved circa 1614. The kingdom's capital, Vijayanagar, was destroyed in 1565. Its ruined site is located at modern Hampi, in southeastern Karnataka.
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Vijayanagar is a residential locality in west Bangalore, India. It derives its name from the Vijayanagara empire that flourished in south India during 15th and 16th centuries. It is bound by Mysore Road and Magadi Road, with Chord Road cutting through.
People started dwelling in this locality from late 1970s. It has a sizable middle class population. Early inhabitants were employees of organizations such as BHEL, KIMCO, and AMCO, which are located on Mysore Road.
Maruti Mandir, Shani Mahatma temple, Kodandaramaswamy temple, Siva Ganapati temple, Adichunchunagiri temple are some of the prominent temples in this area.
Vijayanagar is close proximity to RV Engineering College, PES Institute of Technology, the Bangalore University and the National Law School of India University. Vijayanagar East is popularly known as RPC Layout (Railway Parallel Colony Layout), since this layout is along the railway track. It has been recently renamed as Hampi Nagar. Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagar Empire.
Vijayanagar also houses a large Public Library, which is one of the largest in Karnataka. Chandra Layout is one of the fastest growing localities of Vijayanagar, which houses some of the prominent people of Bangalore.
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